Surgery Information / Job Description
Fun, friendly, hardworking team need a people orientated FT vet with a similar outlook to join us in our purpose built small animal practice just outside Edinburgh.
Do you take great fulfilment from helping people by giving them all the support and advice they need to help them make the right decisions for their pets?
Do you enjoy the immense challenge of being a great GP vet?
Do you appreciate the complexities of people and get why a difficult client might actually just be a worried pet owner?
Are you looking for a flexible rota that fits in with your lifestyle giving you enough time outside of work to keep you energised, passionate and excited about working with your patients, clients and team when you’re here?
And finally…can you hold up your hands when you make a mistake, take it on the chin, learn from it and share the experience to make you (and us) better at what you do?
About us and why we’re trying to do things right
We’re under no illusion that a veterinary surgeons role can be stressful but it doesn’t need to be and we hope you see it as a rewarding and fulfilling career. The main stressors that we see and that can be controlled and managed are challenges with client communication, poorly/overbooked booked consultations and ops lists, lack of breaks during the day, lack of progression/development opportunities and constantly getting out late. If those ring a bell with you and agree that things can be managed better then our vacancy might be worth considering.
We are growing at a comfortable pace, have a supportive and friendly team (3 FT vets, 2 FT nurses, 4 FT VCA’s, 2 FT CCA’s) and we’re located in a purpose built practice in Dunfermline within a 25 minute commute of Edinburgh. We believe in putting our team first, then the patients then the clients with our vision centred around longer consultations, appointment booking protocols, expected behaviours (from clients and each other – animals are bit more tricky!), taking lunch breaks, getting out on time (although maybe once a month an emergency or two changes that!) and getting time to work things up properly.
Our proactive and preventative approach to medicine is supported with iM3 digital dental radiography, surgical loupes, ultrasound ( we have a sonsocape p50 coming on trial next month), in house Idexx lasercyte, microscopy, blood pressure monitor, pulse ox, capnography and looking to add more as we grow. We would love to hear about any particular interest you have and want to develop to find out whether we could support you with it (if we can’t, we’ll tell you so we can both make the right decision as to whether we’d be a good fit).
Here’s a bit more about us and why you might want to join our team:
- We are offering 40 hours a week with 1:4 weekends but no out of hours work. Salary is negotiable ranging from £32k (newer graduate) to £50k (experienced vet comfortable with full mouth dental extractions, challenging soft tissue surgeries, basic orthopaedic procedures, moderate ultrasound skills)
- CPD budget is currently £1500 although a certificate is something we would always consider
- All professional fees are paid as well as a company pension.
- There are 20 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays
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